The Kokoda Trail, sometimes known as the Kokoda Track, is a single-file thoroughfare in Papua New Guinea that stretches approximately 96 kilometres (60 miles) in a mostly straight line.
This article explores some simple nutrition strategies a hiker can use to speed their recovery from injury (and get back out on the trail sooner!)
In this episode, I explore a few great variations and progressions for the hiker's favourite exercise in the world: the step up.
In this episode, I explore some fundamental and unshakeable rules a hiker should consider when they are preparing and training for a challenging hike or trek.
Training for any thru-hike is a significant undertaking. And when it is your first thru-hike, it can be genuinely overwhelming. Because not only do you have to get yourself ready to hike for weeks (or months) on end, but there are SO many other things you need to prepare for...
You have to get ready for rough and uneven terrain. Elevation changes. Carrying a full pack. River crossings. And a dozen other things factors that make thru-hiking the unique challenge that it is.
On top of all of this, not only do you have to survive these issues (and ensure you don't break down with pain, injury or exhaustion), you also want to be in a position where you can actually enjoy yourself!
So it is totally understandable if it all seems a bit much.
And to make matters worse, the quality of training information available to thru-hikers often leaves a lot to be desired...
But this article is here to change that.
The intention of this piece is to provide a clear and effective guideline on how a thru-hiker can best prepare themselves for their upcoming adventure.
So whether you are training for the Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa, Larapinta, The Appalachian Trail or any other big thru-hike, this will start you in the right direction towards a safe, enjoyable and successful hike!
In this episode, I explore 3 exercises that are commonly recommended to hikers but are definitely NOT a beginner's exercise.
In this episode, I share with you a simple classification system for training for hiking.
The intention of this system is to allow you to know exactly where your training stands (in the grand scheme of things) and know how to 'upgrade' your training if you need.
In today's article, I share a simple system of identifying the effectiveness of your training for your hiking and taking things up to the 'next level'.
In this episode, I get a bit pessimistic... and we talk about when things go wrong!
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training for hiking, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training for hiking service created specifically to help hikers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure.